SALMON

Redwood Restoration Campaign Kicks Off

May 11, 2018
Save the Redoods League

Redwood National and State Parks are famous for their towering redwoods, but they are also in desperate need of a helping hand.

Shane Anderson

"It wasn't until filming that I realized how large and wild the Eel River Watershed is," explains documentary filmmaker Shane Anderson on the KHSU Magazine. Anderson spoke with KHSU host Brian Curtis about using film as a tool to having an impact on conservation issues on the Eel River.  "A River's Last Chance: A Story of Salmon, Timber, Weed and Wine along California's Mighty Eel River" will be screened Friday evening beginning at 7 p.m. at the Eureka Theater.


The Longest Walk to Save the Salmon

Nov 21, 2017

"Every step is a prayer. Every mile is a ceremony." Ray St. Clair called in from Santa Rosa during the Longest Walk to Save the Salmon. Ray and others started walking on November 1st in Seattle and will end with a gathering at Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay on the 23rd, for the annual un-thanksgiving day sunrise ceremony. 


This fall, the number of chinook salmon making their way from the ocean up the Klamath River in the far northwest corner of California is the lowest on record. That’s devastating news for the Yurok tribe, which has lived along and fished the Klamath for centuries. Salmon is integral to their entire culture and way of life, essential to Yurok ceremonies, for food, and for income.

Cousins Erika Chavez and Jerome Nick Jr. both work for the Yurok Tribal Fisheries Department, and they’re patrolling the Klamath where the river flows into the Pacific Ocean.

Eel River Dam Removal Update

Oct 5, 2017
Google Earth

"We have this wonderful habitat at the headwaters, which is fed most of the year by snowmelt, and the fish can't get there." 

Get Involved in Eel River Dam Removal

Jul 20, 2017

"More recent research has shown that there were evolutionary events millions of years ago that caused this divergence. They were random events and they're not, as you might imagine, likely to happen again in any reasonable time scale. Once those fish are gone, their genotype is gone". Samatha Kannry talks about pre-mature migrating fish like spring chinook and summer steelhead, how their genetic variance evolved, and why they are more vulnerable to human induced changes to habitat than their later-run cousins.

Now is your chance to get involved in Eel River dam removal. Join host Alicia Hamann, Administrative Director for Friends of the Eel River and guests Scott Greacen, and Samatha Kannry, to learn about the Eel River dams' impact to native fish. Click here to submit comments to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission by August 4.


"When you impact nearly the entire span of their life history, all the different habitat needs that they have, over time it's going to take a toll, and that's where we are with coho salmon. We've gone through major epics of timber harvest...most recently its been the water withdrawals and the drought." 

Scott Greacen of Friends of the Eel River and Darren Mierau of California Trout continue their conversation about salmon and steelhead decline in northwestern California. Tune in to learn about the unique genetics of summer steelhead, threats to imperiled coho, and how dam removal on the Eel River could benefit native fish. 

Jennifer Kalt / Humboldt Baykeeper

More than 4,200 people are employed in fishing and related businesses in Humboldt County, but the industry has been in decline for years. Humboldt State University is leading a team of researchers to work with fishing communities of Eureka and Shelter Cove to assess needs and develop recommendations to improve the sustainability of their ports. 


EcoNews Report: State of Salmonids

Jun 1, 2017

Salmonids in California have been struggling for decades and this study suggests 75% of California salmonids are likely to go extinct in the next century.

Friends of the Eel River's Executive Director Scott Greacen and Admin Director Alicia Hamann discuss the State of Salmonids Report just published by California Trout and UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences.

National Park Service

"So a professor, and environmentalist, and a fisherman walk into a bar... " That's how host Tom Wheeler opens this salmon-focused episode of the EcoNews Report.

US Fish & Wildlife Service

"The dam removal requires a Clean Water Act permit, so these are hearings by the Water Board that will be considered when they write the permit for dam removal," says Craig Tucker with the Karuk Tribe.

Tucker discusses these upcoming dam removal hearings (Jan. 12 in Arcata) with host Scott Greacon.


coho

Terry Roelofs discusses coho salmon life history in our local streams.  

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